Pensions at a Glance

Latin America and the Caribbean

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This comprehensive examination of pension systems in Latin America and the Caribbean looks at recent trends in retirement and working at older ages, evolving life expectancy, design of pension systems, and pension entitlements before providing a series of country profiles. The special chapter analyses the coverage and adequacy of Latin American pension systems.



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Life expectancy

The remarkable decline in mortality, as evidenced by the increase in life expectancy, is one of the greatest achievements of the last century. Lives continue to get longer, and this trend is predicted to continue. In 2010-15, life expectancy at birth averaged 70.7 years for men and 76.6 years for women. Among women, the figure was highest in Chile (82.6 years), followed by Costa Rica, Uruguay, Jamaica, Panama, Argentina, Mexico and Ecuador, all above 79.0 years. For men, life expectancy at birth was highest in Costa Rica (77.7 years) followed by Chile, Mexico and Panama.



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